Off Camera Flash Photography - Outside the Box
My approach to photography has changed in many ways since the inception of Lightenupandshoot back in 2009. I still very much have a minimalist approach to gear and post processing. I'm primarily a JPEG shooter, prime lens and one light kind of guy. If you are a pixel peeper, don't read any further...you might be better suited for one of the flickr groups where brick walls are the photos and lots of banter about which piece of gear is better. This post is about thinking outside the box and rocking what others would call a "mistake."
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The Unknown, The Dangerous, The Mysterious - Photography Adventure
Earlier this year I went with three adventurous photographers through two very different coffee regions of Colombia. Our 10 day trip would take us from Medellin to Salento. We filmed the entire adventure; we shot everything...the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny stuff that happened along the way. A few hundred GB's later, I'm starting to have a really cool video series that I will release to LUAS members. Enjoy this little excerpt from day 2:
Lightenupandshoot Tour and Adventure
Join International photographer, Michael Thompson, on a Tag Along. Michael wants to share his unique approach to photography and go on an photography experience that is more than just photography. Learn his creative approach to working with models, technical creative, minimalist gear approach and how to develop your personal style of photography. You don't need to be a pro or have any prior knowledge of light/gear/photography to take your photography to an entirely new level while experiencing an amazing journey.
Los Angeles, CA October 26-27 & 28th (optional private mentoring to work on your own unique style)
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Flash "The Gordon" Strap by Lightenupandshoot
"The Gordon" Flash Strap is an essential piece of gear that I have been using for the past two years for every shoot. It's simpe:
-protects your investment (speed lights and triggers)
-disperses more even light
-elminates PC cables for most triggers
If you would like to purchase these amazing straps click here
Mikey's Corner coming soon!
For a long time I have been wanting to create a special members only section called Mikey's Corner. This is where I engage with a select few that are inspired by what I do. You will have access to videos that will not be public, live chats, tag alongs, photo critiques, gear reviews and a whole host of other free goodies that will not be on the regular LUAS site! So sign up here if you haven't already done so...
A few days ago I went to the Texas State Fair to make a video on Off-Camera flash photography with my new Fuji X100. While getting warmed up before the video, camera operator Joe Chuang, asked me a few he was curious about. The questions were fairly interesting so I decided to turn into a video. READ MORE
Inspiration - Realestate Guy Turned Photographer
Michael "Mikey" Thompson, once a real-estate guru, discusses how he dramatically changed his career path after the US economy went south in 2008. It's an inspirational story that proves that anything is possible. Mikey firmly believes that if you want something badly enough, "You can do it too!"
If you are interested in travel/adventure, taking your photography to a higher level, be sure to check out Mikey during one of his all access Tag Alongs: